A Solution for Santa   

By Kassi Burke 

Christmas is quickly approaching, which means Santa and the elves are busy finishing up preparations in the North Pole. It’s hard work building and delivering toys to every child throughout the world, so Santa depends on Visibility ERP to keep his operation running smoothly all year long. Some of Santa’s favorite things about Visibility ERP are the improved efficiency, improved reporting and planning, and improved collaboration and workflows that comes along with it.  

The North Pole recently invested in the Product Configurator module and Santa loves how versatile and customizable the solution is. Product Configurator software is crucial to custom manufacturers like the North Pole- while many toys are standard, there are many that require customizations such as personalization, size, and color to name a few. A Product Configurator, such as Visibility’s solution, minimizes cycle times, reduces errors, and improves transition from sales to shop floor.  

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that come along with the Product Configurator tool:  

Faster Quoting and Order Entry 

The Product Configurator allows you to replicate the knowledge of your best sales reps within your ERP system. This makes quoting and order entry easier and faster for current and future sales reps.  

Simple User Experience 

Dynamic user experience by allowing you to alter color and other features. The Product Configurator tool also updates pricing based on color, size, and other options selected. Features can be set as required or optional.  

Ensure End Items are Buildable

The Product Configurator allows you to set rules to ensure that every item quoted and order entered results in a valid, buildable, deliverable product. If you start by selecting a certain feature, the rules set by the Product Configurator will ensure that all future options result in a valid product by either eliminating some options or requiring some options.  

Without the Product Configurator, Santa would have a hard time customizing so many toys in time for Christmas. He is pleased with his investment in the Product Configurator and the automation of complex decisions, the improved accuracy of quotes and orders, and the faster selling cycles that come along with this tool.  

Topics: ERP, Product Configurator

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